Join the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care
The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care


The programme is designed to be completed in the time frames indicated below; studied part time, with exit points as follows:

  • Stage 1, Postgraduate Certificate in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 18 months, maximum of 3 years
  • Stage 2, Postgraduate Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 3 years, maximum of 5 years

All modules are modelled on being at Postgraduate Level, Scottish Qualification Framework level 11, equivalent to 10 credits, approximately 100 hours of student learning each (approx. 3 months).


Equivalent to 60 credits

Students wishing to exit the programme at certificate level must complete 6 modules in total:

  • Module 1: Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
  • Module 10: Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
  • Three additional modules from the compulsory list below
  • One module from the optional list below

Students who initially opt to study at certificate level have the option to continue studying to Diploma level after successful completion of the 6 modules.


Equivalent to 120 credits

Students wishing to exit the programme at Diploma level must complete 12 modules in total:

  • Ten compulsory modules
  • Two modules from the optional list below   
Compulsory Modules
Optional Modules
C01 Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker       
C02 Occupational Health in the Remote Setting
C03 Communication in the Clinical Consultation
C04 Telemedicine
C05 Dive Medicine
C06 Tropical Medicine
C07 Aeromedicine
C08 Trauma and Medical Emergencies
C09 Incident and Response Planning
C10 Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
O01 Tactical Medicine
O02 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine                   
O03 Learning and Teaching
O04 Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine

Study Schedule

We strongly recommend that all students begin their studies with Module C01 as this provides an overview of Remote and Offshore Medicine and gives you free access to the Induction Module. The Induction Module is launched a week prior to C01 and provides students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Fiona Stewart Memorial Award

Fiona Stewart

This award has been established in memory of Fiona Stewart, a long standing tutor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh online postgraduate programmes in Health Informatics and Remote and Offshore Medicine. This award is given annually to acknowledge the achievements of a DipROM student based on their performance at the residential individually, but also as part of a team. 

You can read more about the award here.

Previous winners: 2014 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.